Product and Software: This article applies to Aruba Instant till Version 4.0.x.

To reset the admin password on Aruba Instant:

1) From the console, enter this username and password:

Username: admin
Password: forgetme!

2) Get into configure terminal mode:

# configure terminal

3) Issue this command to reset the password:

(config)# mgmt-user <username> <password>
(config)# exit
# write memory

As of IAP4.1.0.0, the recovery password in the console CLI has been removed for security reasons. To retain serviceability of the system, the standard username and password have been enhanced so that users can access the CLI even when the AP is in a bad state.

Username: admin
Password: forgetme!

Download the instant AP image from
Start a TFTP server on your PC
Make sure that the TFTP server root is where your image file is
Boot the AP with a serial cable attached
CTRL + C to break to the prompt if necessary

Now use this command to upgrade the AP image.

upgrade os :





Enabling AppRF visibility allows you to view the AppRF statistics for an IAP or the clients associated with an IAP. When visibility is enabled, the AppRF link appears on the dashboard area of the main window. On clicking this link, you can view the client traffic flow based on the enforcements.

You can enable AppRF visibility through the Instant UI or CLI:

In the Instant UI

1. Navigate to System>General.
2. Select Enabled from the AppRF visibility drop-down.
3. Click OK.

In the CLI

To enable AppRF visibility:

(Instant AP)(config)# dpi

(Instant AP)(config)# end

(Instant AP)# commit apply